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COPPER PHTHALOCYANINE
ICSC: 1638
Peer-Review Status: 04.04.2006 Validated
29H,31H-Phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32 copper
Copper, (29H,31H-phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32)-, (SP-4-1)-
Tetrabenzo-5,10,15,20-diazaporphyrinephthalocyanine
C.I. Pigment blue 15 
CAS #: 147-14-8 RTECS #: GL8510000
EINECS #: 205-685-1
    Formula: C32H16CuN8
Molecular mass: 576.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Avoid inhalation of dust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
BRIGHT BLUE CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at >250°C
See Notes.
Density: 1.62 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.6 (calculated) 
 

NOTES
Decomposition points in literature range from 250 to 600 degrees C.
On decomposition, combustible substances may be formed, but autoignition does not occur below 350°C.
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see Physical Properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Copper phthalocyanine (SIDS)